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Summer Rec League

MU Summer Rec League is an affordable & friendly soccer experience for 1st to 9th grade boys & girls. The League gives the opportunity for players to develop soccer skills, learn to be a teammate, and have FUN while playing two games per week.

Where are the games played?

Games are played at Pearl Park, 414 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55419

What do the players need?

All players should have their soccer ball clearly marked with their name and phone number, a water bottle, shin guards, and outdoor shoes or cleats.

How long is the season?

The season will run June 7 to July 29.
Should we host a Summer Rec Kick-Off, it will be held on Saturday, June 5.

MU Juniors is on Friday's between June 4 to July 30 (No training July 2)
1st to 9th Graders play either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from June 7 to July 29

Are teams mixed gender and Ages?

Only MU Juniors are coed.

For 1st to 9th graders, boys and girls play on separate teams.

Breakdown of grades that play together:
1st & 2nd Grade
3rd & 4th Grade
5th & 6th Grade
7th, 8th & 9th Grade

What day are the games played?

MU Juniors PreK & K (co-ed) play on Fridays

1st to 9th Grade teams plays two games per week 

  • Girls play Monday/Wednesday
  • Boys play Tuesday/Thursday

What times are the games played?

  • MU Juniors play for one hour between 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • 1st & 2nd graders: play at 6:00pm    
  • 3rd & 4th graders: may play at 6:00pm or 7:00pm  
  • 5th to 9th graders: may play at 7:00pm or 8:00pm

How many players are on the field?

1st & 2nd graders play 3 v 3 in quick, small sided games with 1/2 hour of practice.

3rd to 9th graders play 6 v 6.

Can I request to play with a friend?

Yes, there is a place to put ONE request during registration. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be granted though every attempt will be made.

Do I get a uniform?

All 1st to 9th grade players will receive a jersey, shorts and socks.

You do not need to select size during registration. Shin guards and cleats are not provided, but are recommended, especially for the 3rd to 9th graders.

Do you use paid referees?

1st & 2nd grade teams are led by the coaches.

3rd to 9th grade games are officiated by paid referees.

When and What is the "REC Kick-Off"?

The 2021 "Rec Kick-Off" on Saturday, June 5th will not be hosted this year. MU will bring this great day that welcomes everyone back to another summer in 2022. Uniforms will be distributed on your first game day.

OPTIONAL Sat & Sun rec plus skills academy

There will be optional Saturday & Sunday practices for all 1st-9th grade boys & girls

Dates: June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
Saturdays: 9:30am to 10:30am
Sundays: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: One Day: $50 // Both Days $95 (Price for Summer Rec Players)

What is the registration deadline?

The registration deadline is May 1, 2021. Late registrations are only accepted if space is available. When age groups fill up names of registered players will be placed on a wait list. If you are not able to register online because the age group is full you can send an email to the Rec Director to be placed on the waitlist.

Are we in need of parent coaches?

YES! We prefer all our teams to be coached by parent coaches and welcome parents with all experience levels! If you're not ready to manage a team by yourself, we can partner two parents together on the same team. We have a coaches meeting in May to cover everything!! There will be a place to mark your interest during registration. 

2021 Fees

Fees are determined by the cost of our programs. Fees pay for game fields, field equipment, insurance, referees, uniforms, and other Rec expenses. 

Registrations between Feb 3-June 29:

  • Pre K & Kindergarten: MU Juniors $95
  • 1st to 9th Grade in Fall of 2021: $150
  • Rec Plus Skills Academy: One Day $50 // Both Days $95

Financial Aid

To request Financial Aid for the Summer Rec League, please complete the online registration by clicking the link below.


Refunds requested by May 15th will be charged a processing fee of $15.

Refunds requested by June 1st will be charged a processing fee of $35.

Refunds requested after June 2nd or later will only be processed for medical reasons and will be charged a processing fee of $35.

Rec Admin

Going from Rec Soccer to Competitive Soccer!

For players who would like to transition to our Competitive Program, please check out our 8U - 11U tryouts (July 19 & 20, 2021) and the 12U-19U tryouts (Sun., July 25 - Wed, July 28, 2021) at the Neiman Sports Complex at Ft. Snelling.  For more information and details, email


MU follows MYSA policy regarding weather.  Games will be cancelled if: 
     1.  Lightning or extreme weather is present
     2.  Extreme heat (see below)
     3.  Fields are too wet due to heavy rainfall (as determined by Minneapolis Parks and Rec)

Heat Index Recommendations:
     Up to 89°--Normal play
     90°-99°--Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by five minutes.
     100° - 105°--Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by ten minutes.
     105°Suspend play

If lightning is within five miles, with or without hearing thunder, the game(s) or practice(s) should be suspended and shelter sought.

To check for cancellations follow @MUREC on twitter - or call the weather line, 612-547-9090. The Minneapolis United website will have cancellation information but is not updated as frequently - check Twitter or the weather line first.


No, there are no make-up games.

Weather Info

We highly recommend signing up for text alerts for quick up to date information!

Games will be canceled if there is heavy rain, lightning, standing water on the fields or if the heat index is too high. To check for cancellations, follow @MUREC on Twitter, call the weather line (612-547-9090) or check the home page of the website under FIELD STATUS for the latest update.  We use AccuWeather as our measure. Games will NOT be made up if missed. Picture days will have make-up dates.

Summer Rec League Financial Aid Donations

We are half way there! Donate during registration!

Summer Rec Financial Aid Donations!

Sign up for Text Alerts

Minneapolis United will use Twitter to send out SMS alerts for game changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  You do not need a Twitter account and you will not get a Twitter account by registering for text alerts.  This account will ONLY be used by Minneapolis United for emergencies and last-minute announcements.

To subscribe to text alerts, text the following to the number 40404:

follow @MURec

You will know if you succeeded because Twitter will respond with a few introduction texts, including the last MU Rec tweet.

To unsubscribe from text alerts, text the following to the number 40404:

unfollow @MURec


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